The CAD Guy - Design for Manufacturing
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- Paul S.
I hired Brandon to work on a modeling project with complex mechanical features and insufficient documentation. Brandon adapted to this difficult request and designed a workable and clever solution. While his approach was found too expensive to produce, he came back with a very much less expensive design which is very likely to meet the requirements of the project. All along on the project, Brandon has been an excellent contractor. He efficiently worked with a very uncertain set of requirements given the poor level of documentation available. Further, he has been a complete gentleman throughout and a distinct pleasure with whom to work. I have 12 years as an engineering customer with the federal government, 13 years as a contractor with Lockheed Martin in the capacity of Chief Engineer and 7 years as a consultant. I wholeheartedly recommend The CAD Guy as a very valuable consultant, designer and contractor. Paul B. Schlein, PhdAeApr 21, 2020Verified
- Diana T.
Brandon is so much more than just an amazing CAD Designer. He takes care of the complete product design from concept to manufacturing. He has so much great advice on how to design a product for the marketplace and even how and where to sell, which is information I had trouble finding on my own. Communicating with him is a pleasure too; he is very responsive and caters to my schedule and needs. 5/5 would definitely recommend!Jan 27, 2021Verified
- Dan S.
I needed help getting started with a leading CAD system. The 90 minutes with the CAD guy were just what was needed. He led the conversation, but responded accurately whenever I needed to stop the flow for specifics or clarification. Not only that, he created my first part for me.🙂 It's clear that he knows the ins and outs of CAD design, and is articulate in explaining it. I was completely satisfied.Oct 15, 2020Verified
- Maria R.
Brandon was very hands on and worked directly with me virtually to get the jewelry design I wanted to achieve and more. Very patient, knowledgeable, professional and responded within 10 minutes of my reaching out to him via thumbtack. I highly recommend his services. Thank you Brandon, I’m happy and my customer is very pleased and has proceeded with the order. Wishing you much success! MariaJul 27, 2020Verified
- Andrea D.
Working with the CAD Guy has been such a great experience! I was clueless in this industry and Brandon walked me through every step of the process with professionalism and realistic expectations. His CAD skills and depth of creativity have helped me put my invention to life. I would recommend the CAD Guy to everyone I know that needs this line of work.Apr 22, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our services are included in 3 packages, and you can chose to work with us from the beginning to the end of the project or simply chose the pakage[s] that’s right for you. Discovery package. When you have an idea for a design. We look at what you want the design to accomplish. The brand behind it. Then form 3 concepts. That you can choose from to design with. After we create the design you can go back and make one round of revisions.our pricing for this service typically starts at $2000. Design for manufacturing. Here we refine a design for manufacturing and our pricing begins at $5000. This package gives you unlimited revisions in a set amount of time giving you at least one month fully refine your design. Modeling: when you have the design details and dimensions worked out and just need someone to put it together for you. We have the resources to do it starting at $400. I can deliver the CAD Rendering in many file types including STL and STEP files (common for 3D printing. We also include a sketch with front, top, side and isometric view that can be delivered in PDF (upon request). But that’s not all, I can walk you through all of the steps, and show you how to get a one-year free trial of Fusion 360. This enables to open your design on your computer.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Step 1) A phone call to cover the scope of your project. We discuss proccing right up front giving you an estate right away. For bigger projects, I might require more information. If for any reason we are not a good fit I will let you know right away Step 2) An in-depth dive into product requirements Step 2.1 (Discovery Package ONLY) take a deep dive into many more factors such as: What do you want your brand to say about your product? What can we do to make your brand say these things? What environment will your product will be used in? How do you want people to feel when they use your product? How do you plan to manufacture, distribute and ship your product? Step 3) Deliver invoice and discuss payment options Step 4) Create your design and deliver your project to your expectations Step 5) Revise and make any changes needed Step 6) Deliver a high-quality print or milled part
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Air Force Technician 8 years worked on: -Diesel Engines -Turbine Engines - Commercial generators - Hydraulic Systems - Commercial Heater - Universal HVAC Ceritifcation from the Air Force Studied at the University of Colorado Denver Entrepreneurship (major) Human Center Design (minor) Teach CAD (computer-aided design) Workshops at University of Colorado Denver